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The Commuter's Coronach (David Diamond) I've been a Commuter for many long years And I've spent all my money on tickets and fares. But now I'm retiring, I've a pension in store, And I never will play the commuter no more. CHO: No, nay, never, never no more, I never will play the commuter no more. I went to a bus-stop I used to resort, I felt in my pocket, my money was short. I'd a ten and a twenty, but small-change I'd none, And the damned old bus driver he won't let me on. CHO: I go down the subway, I can't find a seat, It's hot and it's crowded, I'm dead on my feet. They're doing repairs down the end of the line And we're stuck in the tunnel till twenty-past nine. CHO: I bought an old Rover, ninety thou on the clock, And it belched out blue smoke as I drove 'round the block; To park near the office, no meter I found, And I got towed away and was fined fifty pounds. CHO: <T'was a week ago Thursday that> I got the sack. My wife and her boy friend were'nt expecting me back. She said it was my fault she'd started to roam, I was always so tired and never at home. CHO: I've gone in by car-pool, by scooter and bike, By rickshaw and pogo-stick, steam-train and trike, By balloon and by camel, but still it's my fate, To leave home too early, and get home too late CHO: see also Wild Rover (No Nay Never) DD
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